I have 5 Cisco 2950's to replace my old SMC stuff. I've gotten as far as assigning Vlan1 an ip and subnet and setting a hostname and secret password etc..
My question is, Do I have to give the switch a Gateway address?
Is the gateway address supposed to be the Ip of the next switch its connected to or ?
At one point I have 3 switches connected together and the center one is connected to my firewall...should the gateway address be my firewall or the switch that is connected to to firewall or does it even matter?
Also Do I have to set the port that is connected to another switch as a 'trunk' or give it any special settings? (just cat 5 between them)
Thanks for any information.